Articles for April, 2008

 

by Pierre "Airmax" Kalenzaga
April 30, 2008
… but Robert Downey Jr. is – oh man, is he ever. Robert *is* Tony Stark. We all know Downey Jr. spent most of his 20s and 30s in and out of trouble with the law related to his drug use and, not to make light of that, but it’s almost as if he spent…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 2008
 First Wave of Electronic “Batman-Gear” Scheduled to Debut in May 2008   MARIETTA, GA (APRIL 2008) — Digital Blue™, the innovator in electronics and software for the youth market is proud to announce a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Comics. Digital Blue brings its expertise in value-priced digital cameras…

 

by Scott Rogers
April 30, 2008
Spoiler Alert! This preview may contain spoilers from the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull! You have been warned!

 

by Scott Rogers
April 29, 2008
  For today’s Indiana Jones sneak preview, we take a look at a vehicle from Raiders of the Lost Ark that serves as the center piece to one of the greatest scenes in modern cinema: the Cargo Truck.

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 29, 2008
This just in from Mezco- A first look at Series 16 of their Living Dead Dolls.     Also: LIVING DEAD DOLLS SERIES 15 VARIANT WAREHOUSE FIND!Due to a small error involving a narcoleptic bookkeeper and a lovelornforklift driver, Mezco Direct had indicated that the LDD Series 15 variants(a special edition of only 666 sets)…

 

by Glenn Moss
April 29, 2008
Via Trendhunter and PopFi : The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC will be hosting a spring exhibit called "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy." The show, hosted by Giorgio Armani, will open Wednesday May 7th and run through Sept. 1st. Some of the costumes are featured in the May issue of Vogue…

 

by Jeff Cope
April 29, 2008
(pardon the craptacular picture, please) I stumbled across a bunch of Mattel The Dark Knight toys this morning at Wal-Mart (amazingly, the closest Wal-Mart to me which I never find anything at!) and, much to my surprise, I was able to purchase them. 

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 29, 2008
Teheran – Apr 27, 2008, 23:37 GMT- Iran’s prosecutor general on Sunday warned of the ‘negative impact’ which Western toys could have for Iranian children, ISNA news agency reported. Qorban-Ali Dori-Najafabadi said the mainly illegally-imported toys such as Barbie, Batman, Harry Potter and Spiderman might cause ‘irreparable (cultural) damage.’ In a letter to Vice President…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 29, 2008
Meet the Micronuggets, a super mash-up of some of our old favorites. Yes, that’s a classic "LITTLE PEOPLE" body with a custom head and a "TIME TRAVELER" chest module. Cast in cool clear blue, the SUCKADELIC TIME STRAGGLER also comes with a cute "MOONSCAPE" Base to sit him in. Totally handmade by the Super Sucklord…

 

by Scott Rogers
April 28, 2008
One of the neat features in the new Hasbro Indiana Jones 3 3/4" figures are the little fictional and historial relics that come packed with each figure. Below is a checklist of which relic comes with what figure.

 

by Scott Rogers
April 28, 2008
Today’s sneak preview features the German Soldier with Motorcycle as seen in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I don’t know what it is about bikers, but the Hasbro team really seems to pull out all of the stops when it comes to bike-riding characters (the last excellent one was Star Wars’ VOTC Biker Scout)…

 

by Glenn Moss
April 28, 2008
Here is my latest summary on LOST.  If you have not seen the episode yet, then don’t read any further.  If you have and want to see what I had to say, please indulge! WARNING: SPOILERS!                        

 

by Scott Rogers
April 27, 2008
As excitment for the latest Indiana Jones adventure grows – toy fans will get their Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull fix several weeks earlier with the May 1st release of Hasbro’s newest figures and vehicles based on the new and classic movies. Rather than concentrating on the action figures, I’m going to…

 

by Bill "Fresh Monkey" Murphy
April 27, 2008
It’s not everyday that you catch a really great cartoon. Let’s face it Saturdays morning cartoons are made for kids, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have great characters and tell good stories. Unfortunately these days, those are few and far between. Bruce Timm and company really raised the bar with Batman the animated series…

 

by ChipCataldo
April 26, 2008
Let me tell you, it was an impromptu jaunt that ended up lucky for me.  I had ordered a fish for one of my saltwater tanks, but that pet shop wasn’t open until 11am.  Here it was 10:15am and I’d already visited PetSmart to pick up the organic food I feed my cats (yes, I’m…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 25, 2008
  NY- Mezco Toyz, renowned creators of action figures and collectibles, have teamed up with Best Buy stores, North America’s number-one specialty retailer of consumer electronics, to offer two iconic figures from the award winning South Park series. The first figure is “Motorcycle Cop Cartman” dressed as a policeman from the fan favorite episode where…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 24, 2008
Variety just announced that the announcement was officially made this afternoon jointly from executive producers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, after months of speculation and debate, that Hellboy 1& 2 director del Toro will in fact be taking the reigns on this project as well as a sequel.   The sequel will deal with the 60…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 24, 2008
The first piece in the range of collectibles for Disney’s The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian that Weta announced earlier this month is now available to pre-order from Weta’s website, www.wetanz.com/princecaspian /satyr. The Warrior Satyr is based on a concept drawing by Weta designer Stephen Crowe: "I wanted quite an action-filled piece, and the real…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 24, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO (April 23, 2008) – SEGA® of America, Inc. announced it is working with renowned toy designer and manufacturer, Hasbro, Inc., to produce a line of toys based on THE INCREDIBLE HULK video game. Targeting the core fans of Marvel’s renowned green goliath THE INCREDIBLE HULK, Hasbro’s licensed toy line will include four action…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
April 24, 2008
The Poll: http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11001 2006 SDCC.  I was struck by certain figures.  Nemesis.  Sand.  Aquaman with two hands.  How had Mattel decided on such odd choices.  Then I remembered the we, the fans, knowing the policy of reusing parts in JLU, had actively discussed Nemesis and Sand as ways to reuse Lex Luthor’s holster.  Mattel had…

 

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